Waha Nui – 12/18/13

Award-winning Kailua Realtor Rachel Barnette stars in HGTV’s hit series House Hunters at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 (check updates) helping client Sergio buy his first condo. The Prudential Advantage agent says their good relationship makes the show. “We had a lot of fun together, and it shows,” she says of the episode, which delivers laughs and realistic challenges …


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Billie Yugawa

Walt Keale‘s Windward YMCA ukulele class is caroling at 6:30 tonight (Dec. 18) in Kailua town, starting by Longs Drugs. Proud student Bonnie De Freitas says they’re having a great time. Plus: “We can sing, play and stand up at the same time!” – thanks to kumu Walt’s patient, expert teaching … Pohai Nani human resources director Billie Yugawa completed her 10th Honolulu Marathon last week in 6 hours, and the whole office is proud of her …

Windward Ahupua’a Alliance has a $500 stipend for a social media expert who will help promote World Wetlands Day Feb. 8-9 in Kailua. Call Shannon Wood at 224-4496 … Kahuku teen brothers Keanu and Kawika Akina have an online service for fellow basketball players who want good shoes at a good price. They post real reviews from real players. “I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to the store, bought a pair of $200 shoes, and then got on the court only to find they didn’t have enough support or grip!” declares Kawika. Go to kickssource.com for your feet’s sake …

Kailua’s Cyndia Pilkington and Kaneohe’s Tarlok “Sodhi” Singh have joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Windward office as Realtor associates. Both are married with children. Sodhi, meanwhile, can describe your dream house in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu … Kailua Music School’s keiki rock band, the Random Weirdos, plays at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kahala Mall